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Hemodynamic applications of capnography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11140424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The measurement of the pressure of exhaled carbon dioxide (PetCO2) via capnography has several useful hemodynamic applications. This article discusses integrating PetCO2 values with hemodynamic assessment. Capnography can be applied to hemodynamic assessment in three key ways: (1) identification of end-expiration during pulmonary artery and central venous pressure measurements, (2) assessment of pulmonary perfusion and alveolar deadspace, (3) assessment of cardiopulmonary resuscitative efforts. The article presents research, sample waveforms for end-expiration identification, and case examples.
L Schallom; T Ahrens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular nursing     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0889-4655     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Nurs     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-03     Completed Date:  2001-04-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703516     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-70     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Capnography / methods,  nursing*
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Heart Arrest / physiopathology*,  therapy
Heart Failure / complications,  physiopathology
Pulmonary Embolism / complications,  diagnosis,  physiopathology
Respiration, Artificial
Wounds and Injuries / complications,  physiopathology

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